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Your Lift Starts With Your Approach

Posted on Jul 8, 21

One the most important times during your lift is when you approach the bar. It doesn’t matter what the lift is, it could a deadlift, squat, snatch etc. When you approach the bar is when the lift really starts, not when you start moving the weight.   If your eyes are looking at the bar […]

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Press and Deadlift Set up

Posted on Jul 5, 21

“If it’s comfortable, It’s wrong” a coaching cue picked up from Coach Nick Delgadillo from Starting Strength.   What does this mean in the set up for the press and deadlift? When setting up for these two movements your body should be primed and ready. It should not be in a comfortable, lounging position.   […]

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Healthy Coleslaw

Posted on Jul 3, 21

Ingredients 10 oz cabbage (white, red, or combo of both) 300 g / 5-6 cups sliced 3.5 oz carrots 100 g / 3 carrots 7 oz papaya 200g / 1″ ring or medium papaya 0.5 oz parsley 15g / 1 hand full 1 Tbsp poppy seeds 10g 2 Tbsp sesame seeds 15g 3 Tbsp pumpkin seeds 30g 3-4 Tbsp olive oil 45-60 ml 2-3 limes sea salt pepper Instructions Thinly slice the cabbage with a mandoline or a sharp knife, […]

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Signs of Progress

Posted on Jul 2, 21

There are numerous ways to track your progress other than the number on the scale! Following are just a few ways that you track you progress on your health and fitness journey.   You feel more energetic throughout the day. You’re learning your own hunger cues. You’re seeing improvement in performance. Your relationship with food […]

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High Volume Carbs/ High Density Carbs

Posted on Jun 30, 21

Carbohydrates fuel your body, help keep your brain sharp and also support recovery by replenishing your body after a workout. Eating carbs in the correct proportion will keep you feeling strong. If you have problems meeting your personal carb intake you can try adding different sources.   If you struggle to stay under your carb […]

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Rocket Fuel Stages

Posted on Jun 29, 21

This is a cue I recently saw on social media used to describe the sequence of pulls during a snatch or a clean.   How does this relate? The snatch and clean has three pulls (first pull, second pull, third pull) just as a rocket has three fuel stages to drive it into orbit. If […]

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Happiness Chemicals

Posted on Jun 27, 21

Want to learn how to help control your mood and thoughts? The following hormones are considered the “Happiness Hormones”. When you start to feel down increasing and releasing them can help you feel better.   Dopamine. The reward chemical. What increases this? Eating food. Achieving a goal. Completing a task. Self-care activities.   Endorphin. The […]

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Ahi Tuna Poke Stacks

Posted on Jun 25, 21

Ingredients For Tuna: 12 ounces raw sushi grade tuna (cubed small) 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari, liquid aminos) 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon sriracha 1 scallion (sliced) For Stacks: 1 cup cooked short-grain brown rice (heated) 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 cup peeled and diced cucumber (about 1 medium) 1/2 cup mashed avocado (about 1 medium) 4 teaspoons Furikake (such as Eden Shake or use sesame seeds) 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (or gluten-free) 4 teaspoons mayonnaise 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce Instructions […]

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Volume Eating

Posted on Jun 24, 21

Here is a little comparison I would like to share with you.   A Venti Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino has 670 calories. Did you know that you can also eat a chicken breast, asparagus, an 8oz greek yogurt, 2 eggs, a serving of watermelon, a serving of strawberries and a 3.5 cups of skinny pop […]

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Feeling Depleted

Posted on Jun 21, 21

There are times when we feel as if our bodies are running on empty. We are not sick, nor pushing ourselves to our limit, it’s the fact that our energy we usually enjoy is lost. It is easy to grow accustomed to this feeling because we don’t know how to exist in any other way. […]

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